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priority (PIM Interfaces)



Hierarchy Level

Release Information

Statement introduced before Junos OS Release 7.4.


Configure the routing device’s likelihood to be elected as the designated router. DR priority is specific to PIM sparse mode; as per RFC 3973, PIM DR priority cannot be configured explicitly in PIM Dense Mode (PIM-DM) in IGMPv2 – PIM-DM only support DRs with IGMPv1.


number—Routing device’s priority for becoming the designated router. A higher value corresponds to a higher priority.

Range: 0 through 4294967295

Default: 1 (Each routing device has an equal probability of becoming the DR.)

Required Privilege Level

routing—To view this statement in the configuration.

routing-control—To add this statement to the configuration.